I love hearing people's engagement stories, don't you?
Our friends Jenni and Adam got engaged and will be getting married in October. They asked me to take their engagement photos recently, and here's the lovely couple:
Along with Jenni and Adam's engagement pics, this engagement video that has been making the blog and facebook rounds has made me reminisce about when Brian proposed to me.
Brian and I both lived in California, but then he moved to Houston for work - so for two years we had a long-distance relationship. For the proposal, Brian had set it up about a month in advance. One of our friends had a boss who had recently broken his back in a car accident, and while it was terrible for him, it worked in conveniently for Brian's plan. Our friend called me up telling me that since his boss had broken his back, he could nolonger use his two massage tickets that he had, and he had given them to him. He asked me if I wanted to go. I had never had a professional massage before, so I jumped at the chance.
A week later, off we went. I was expecting him to take me to some dinky little hole-in-the-wall place, but instead we ended up at at the amazing Montage Resort in Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach happens to be where Brian and I met, but I didn't take notice of that detail right then). Immediately I called Brian to gush to him about how gorgeous the place was and how I couldn't believe that I was able to get a free spa day there. We had gotten there a little late, so when we got there I asked if there were any other massage spaces that day. The lady looked down the list and said to me "What name is your reservation under?" I looked at my friend and then said to the lady "Evan Winter."
She looked down the list and said "oh yes, there you are. No problem, we can move you back half an hour." My friend had a weird expression on his face, but I made nothing of it, and excitedly went in to the women's side for my massage. When I was done, I came out all relaxed in my robe, and standing there was Brian, all dressed up in a tie, and all the people in the spa were watching us with excited faces. I knew right then that he must have planned this whole thing and was about to propose.
But no, he didn't propose right then. He whisked me off on a lovely wine and cheese tasting, and then we went to a couples cooking class. After making a beautiful dinner, he took me down to the beach where we first met and pulled out a ring that he had custom designed for me. We were the only people on the beach, and light from the hotel above was shining down on us, and that is where he proposed. It was soooo romantic!
*The reason why my friend had given a weird look was because Brian hadn't put a reservation under Evan Winter, so he was worried that the surprise would be ruined when the lady didn't see his name. Coincidentally, ANOTHER Evan Winter was scheduled for a massage that day! What are the odds?!!
*Another weird thing - Brian had picked up the ring the day he was flying out to Cali, but it was taking longer than expected. By the time he got out of the ring store, he only had ten minutes to go until his flight was meant to leave. He hurried to the airport and didn't get there until 45 minutes later, thinking he'd have to try and get another flight. But lo and behold - when he arrived, he saw on the monitor that his flight had been delayed. As soon as he boarded the plane the captain announced that they were ready for take off! God must have REALLY wanted Brian to propose that day, hahahaha!
Do you have any engagement stories you'd like to share?
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